All Bubbled Out: The Octocorn’s Dream

St Coen’s N.S. 4th Class, County Wicklow, 11th January 2018

My name is Jimmy. I am an Octocorn. I’m a very bold Octocorn. I live in the sea. I am 50 years old.

I feel bored living in the Pacific Ocean, and I’m tired of swimming away from Tim the shark all the time!


I can go onto land but I can’t stay there for long because I have gills.

I used to live on land, 49 years ago, but I got lost in the sea because of a tsunami.

I don’t like it here so I’m going to swim away. My multiple hooves are gold, which is why Tim the shark is chasing me so much.

One day I was out in the middle of the ocean and I saw a submarine.

I went to check it out, and Def, my unicorn friend, was inside.

He didn’t see me though, so I followed the submarine.

I blew some bubbles to communicate with Def:

“Hi Def. Let me in” I bubbled.

Def looked out the back of the submarine and bubbled out:

“Bluh bluh bluh” but he was trying to say hello.

It looked like Def was panicking but I didn’t understand why.

“Bluh bluh bluh?” I said, when I suddenly felt shark teeth on my hoof.